This past weekend I needed a big container to put some cookies in to give away for a reception. I went through everything in my kitchen, and decided I'd have to make something for I might not get the container back. SO, I went through my all paper recycling bin. I pulled out a box that had been broken down, I cut the lid from it and then took the tabs off the bottom part of the box. I taped it together and then added the extra piece in there for more stability.
It looked not so great that way of course and I wondered what I could quickly cover it with. Tissue paper to the rescue! I used a couple different colours then started lining it with cookies.
These cookies are mincemeat cookies. I used the last of the homemade mincemeat from my Mom for them. They are delicious!!! One of the wonderful memories of my childhood that I'm sharing with my kids. I have yet to learn how to make the delicious mincemeat that my Mom learned from her Mom. Perhaps this year will be the year.
Grandma Von Zuben's Mincemeat Cookies
1 pint mincemeat (2 cups)
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
*bake 350F for 10-12 minutes
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